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2014 Mazda3 vs. 2014 Ford Focus

Compact sedans offer many of the features and amenities of their larger counterparts, but with lower prices and enhanced fuel-economy. Understanding the differences between models in this highly competitive class could mean the difference between years of enjoyment behind the wheel and years of disappointment. The 2014 Mazda3 vs. 2014 Ford Focus comparison highlights two of the top vehicles in the compact segment and helps consumers make an informed decision.

The fully-redesigned 2014 Mazda3 base model is powered by 2.0-liter four-cylinder Skyactiv-G engine capable of generating 155 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque. When equipped with a standard automatic transmission, the 2014 Mazda3 achieves up to 30 mpg city/41 mpg highway/33 mpg combined. Meanwhile, the base 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine under the hood of the 2014 Ford Focus makes 160 horsepower and 146 lb.-ft. of torque. The Ford Focus falls short of the Mazda3 in terms of fuel-economy, with EPA estimates of 27 mpg city/38 mpg highway/31 mpg combined.

Experience the 2014 Mazda3 with a Test Drive

In addition to the fuel-economy and performance benefits, the 2014 Mazda3 also is more passenger-friendly. With an extra 2.6 inches of rear leg room and five-plus inches of overall interior volume, Mazda’s compact sedan is better equipped for carpools and adult passengers. Drivers also will enjoy larger wheels, a trip computer, and more media connectivity options like USB and iPod integration that are standard in the 2014 Mazda3 and would require an upgrade with the Ford Focus.

While understanding the statistics and capabilities of the 2014 Mazda3 vs. 2014 Ford Focus can help paint a picture of each compact car, the best way to experience any new Mazda in Joliet, IL is to get behind the wheel for a test drive at Bill Jacobs Mazda. Schedule a test drive today and find out why the Skyactiv-equipped 2014 Mazda3 is taking the compact segment by storm.


2014 Mazda3
2014 Ford Focus
30 MPG City/41 MPG Highway
27 MPG City/38 MPG Highway
155 HP
160 HP
150 lb.-ft.
146 lb.-ft
108.7 cu. ft.
Interior Volume
103.1 cu. ft.